Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite SourCrooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by pkeigs on 08-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
21.04%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip, thanks Mark for sharing this one!

Hazy saturated orange gold, rising carb trails, a little bit of sticky lacing around the edges.

Earthy fruity guava aroma, some moderate acidity and a light dusty sweetness. Complex, fruity, fresh and pleasant.

Comes off a little bit thin at first, crisp and acidic, very fruit forward with guava and lime, with a lightly earthy undertone of coriander in the finish. Body is light and carbonation is relatively moderate. A very drinkable fruited wild ale, great when paired with food, as it has a nice light acidity that scrubs the palate clean. Comes across a bit like a sour tropical witbier if you use your imagination.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of CMB2012
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in Champagne flute.

A- Gusher. Cloudy orange/gold/copper with thick white foam.

S- Citrus heaven. Lemon, lime, orange, coriander, sweeter tropical fruits like melon and guava, pale malts, rye/wheat-like spices, some tart funk towards the end. Overall very enticing.

T- Very acidic and tart up front: lemon is dominant for me, followed by some sweeter (I assume) guava flavors. The intense beginning falls flat in the middle and finishes fairly clean and crisp. There is some lingering fruit and acidity.

M- Right on target. Sparkling carbonation, dry, good lifting qualities.

O- Not as deep and complex as I had hoped, but it is pretty easy to drink and there are no stand out problems. In the end the flavor falls short of the aroma.

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of jcartamdg
4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color, highly carbonated(this was a gusher out of the bottle) crazy head that disapates completely within a minute. Aroma of funk, tropical and citrus fruits, I do smell guava, crazy after reading that there is no fruit in this beer at all just the fruitiness of the yeast. Taste follows the nose, a bit spicy but not black pepper spice, more acidic and citrusy. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, I feel a little less carbonation may showcase this beer a little better but overall this beer rocks, I'm glad I got to try it!!!

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Phelps
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was picked up at Funkworks, where Crooked Stave currently brews, by ottovon. Thanks to his generosity, this was poured into a tulip. It’s made with oats and wheat, spiced with coriander and sumac, and spiked with brett. Bottle 1237 of 1765.

Apricot brown, clouded and muddy. One finger of dense, orange merengue-colored head slowly descends, becoming ever more frothy.

Funky nose. Touches of hay and lots of lemon meet with equal parts of guava. There’s also a lot of acidity in here. Nice balance.

Delicate flavor — it’s not in your face, but rather carries nice balance. Sweet guava and wheat lead the way, then lemon peel and vinegar rise to meet it. Citric acidity slowly builds and ebbs after the swallow.

Tartness is fairly tongue-buckling. Moderate, massaging carbonation and an impressive amount of fizz. The silky body is medium-light. Bright and light on the palate.

Pure Guava Petite Sour is a good little brew. Nice touches of guava sweetness add interest and balance the acidity.

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of bfields4
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy dark golden body. Large white head dissaptes quicky.

Funky brett sour citrus apricot and tangerine notes.

A bit vinagery same citrus notes as the nose but not as intense.

Light and lots of carbonation. Decent brew, but nose was more promising than the flavor.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.47 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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